Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder and international fugitive urges to use cryptocurrencies for donations to break the financial “blockade” on the part of national governments.
Now his Foundation will accept payments in bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero and zcash for.
Assange has become one of the evangelists, and an active promoter of crypto-currencies after a series of tweets in which he expresses his support for the cryptocurrency in contrast Vietnam currencies controlled by Central governments.
This is exactly what Bitcoin was designed to do. WikiLeaks used it to beat the (illegal) blockade against us also, starting in 2011. https://t.co/op14R2EEoC— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) December 13, 2017
In a series of recent tweets, he talks about how the American government is trying to control donations to Wikileaks:
1/ Banking blockade 2.0:We have discovered an amazing plot by U.S. intelligence against the foundation which provides @WikiLeaks donors with tax deductibility in the EU (Wau Holland Stiftung). It comes after our series on the CIA, #Vault7. In press next week.— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) December 17, 2017
The growth of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies played into the hands of Assange, who recently thanked the US government for what they, at one time forced him to begin accepting donations in bitcoin. However, it is the ability of cryptocurrency to limit governmental control, has led many to suppose that the introduction of regulation in respect of digital currencies is inevitable.